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“Beautiful place for sunset BUT...”
Review of Gulf Drive Cafe

Gulf Drive Cafe
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed May 13, 2014

We went to Gulf Drive Cafe twice--and both times it seemed like the host or hostess was on vacation somewhere else and no one else seemed to notice. On one occasion, after they finally came to see if people were waiting-at least 15-20 minutes later--we were told that the only place they had available was in the sun. So we said OK--well, we walked by at least 6 tables in the shade empty and looking lonely, but she seated us in the blazing sun on the sand. That would have been OK, except that no one came to wait on us, and we saw several tables in the blazing sun that hadn't been served any beverages or food around us. So after about 15 minutes, we left. The other time we ate there, the waiter was very attentive and pleasant and the food was decent. But I'll never go back there...poor management.

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Thank Judy K
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

When we walked in the place was packed out party of 6 was sat with Joseph. He greeted us immediately, offering beach cocktails. He explained drinks and answered our questions honestly. His attentiveness and customer service was very refreshing from the past three dining experiences we had on our vacation. The food was perfect especially the grouper dinner. We will be back!! Thank you Joseph

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1  Thank Kaylacgh1780
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Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

Joseph was an amazing and very warming server... Absolutely great experience.. Highly recommended... Awesome! Awesome awesome! Thanks Joe!

1  Thank Brian D
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

Used to go here years ago and always had to wait in season or out of season. Tried it recently and despite the entire inside of restaurant being empty and only four tables filled outside it took forever for us to be greeted. We were greeted like we were inconveniencing our waitress. We asked to talk to a manager after several food complaints, ie, warm old "fresh fruit". Getting soup 10 minutes after entree and an in edible 3rd entree. Manager Stephanie refused to even come to our table and discuss. Refused to take inedible food off bill. Dirty, gross and poor service.....will not get another dime from me.

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2  Thank Jill G
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

Had an absolute great time and the food and service was great. Not sure about all the bad reviews about service setting but we had collin and was terrific! Definitely made sure we had an awesome dining experience so all for his section! Sunset was amazing

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1  Thank hppytrvlr1
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